... that people’s reaction times are a measure of their intelligence, which in turn is an indicator of their body’s ‘system integrity’ – how well it is wired together.Who needs the Holy Grail? I've got the reactions of a cheetah. True story.
The authors say there is growing evidence that people with higher IQs tend to live longer and healthier lives.
‘It has been hypothesised that reaction time, as a measure of speed of the brain’s information-processing capacity, may be a marker for bodily system integrity.
‘This way, slower reaction times, or poorer information-processing ability, might be an indication of suboptimal physiological functioning, which may in turn be related to early death.’
(h/t The Huffington Post)